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Going Big in Japan... Simon Weil

  • 27.06.2016- by Moon News
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Stepping off a plane in Tokyo is pretty routine, you cruise through customs, pick up your bags and then head down to the train station to catch the express into the city......   This is where it goes straight to defcon 5. The train station is like stepping into a human ant farm. There are people everywhere, scurrying around you, past you and almost over you. However, amid the chaos is unbelievable organisation. Tourist information booths help the bewildered fools find their way to the correct train and offer advice on how best to make it to your destination.   Tokyo is an enormous, sprawling metropolis, unlike any city I have visited before. But the train system makes it a breeze to get around, even with zero Japanese and a heap of luggage, the trip is not too arduous, though a packed Tokyo train is quite an experience. The words jammed in like sardines barely does it justice. You cannot move and it is a fight to not get caught up with the human tide as people try to decamp, just holRead More...

First ascent of the "Highlander, 8C“ at Sustenpass, Switzerland. Martin Keller

  • 27.06.2016- by Moon News
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  2 The video-still above shows the moment I was living for the last thirteen years. Getting this finish-jug for the first ascent of the "highlander" was the dream I was chasing since my very first day up there at Sustenpass. It all started in summer 2003 with me standing at the parking of „Sustenbrüggli“ and watching up to this big boulder named „Traumland“. I instantly realized a line of holds crossing the whole boulder from down right up to the far left. I asked Simon if this line already had been climbed. He laughed. He thought I was crazy. And well he was right. Later in the day I tried the "middle-part" of the line I had imagined. This is the classic "Traumland" and I was literally not able to do one move. Nice try. But I was aRead More...

Miguel does Font

  • 10.06.2016- by Moon News
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Moon team climber Miguel had a superb time in Font this spring and has put together a short film showing his exploits..        

Fontainebleau from miguel navarro on Vimeo.

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Work Hard, Train Harder. By Dom Wragg

  • 03.06.2016- by Moon News
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  On climbing and working       I first went climbing when I was 6 years old for a birthday party and from then on I was hooked. I was climbing everyday after school and getting outside as much as I could exploring new places but things soon changed when I turned 18. I always thought I would have worked at a climbing wall or been in a job where I could fit in suitable hours to climb. However I became a rope access technician just after my 18th birthday, I had friends in the job which made it more appealing and the pay caught my eye.   I still remember the first job I got in Broughton which started on the 5th August 2013. I was nervous to say the least as I was blessed to have a family that was supportive and wanted me to climb and was able to without having a job until later on in life. I didn't know what to expect but my first shift was definitely a day I won’t forget, I remember 20 or so odd men looking at me like I was the most inexperRead More...

Woodwell classics with Phil Michell

  • 03.06.2016- by Moon News
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Here is a short film by George Sewell, about our #moonteam climber and GB Athlete Phil Mitchell, we hope you enjoy.     Phillip Mitchell climbs 2 Woodwell classics: Gaskins's notoriously right foot cam intensive What's this for...! 6C+ and the over the road classic Angel Deelite 7A.    

Woodwell with Phil from George Sewell on Vimeo.

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‘leap of faith' Hamish Potokar

  • 03.06.2016- by Moon News
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In January I took a leap of faith. Perhaps not the sort of ‘leap of faith’ you’d expect on a climbing blog, instead it was a leap distinctly in the opposite direction of anything to do with climbing. But let me put it in to context. I’ve been climbing now since the age of around six, and since that time it has be something invariably woven in to the fabric of my world. I really don’t think that I’ve ever had more than three weeks off since those early days, the odd injury being the only thing I have really let disrupt the habit. I have been lucky in that I’ve never been seriously hindered by any kind of injury and so coping with prolonged periods of abstinence has never been a battle I’ve had to take on. But of course this always isn’t the best way. You’ll hear it from all coaches out there- pulling on tiny edges and battering your body day after day, week after week, year after year- isn’t natural. Bouldering isn’t natural. And sometimes this is something weRead More...

An almost perfect weekend, Kristof Rauch

  • 29.04.2016- by Moon News
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[gallery ids="18133,18134,18135,18136,18137,18138,18139,18140,18141,18142,18143"] At the easter holidays I had one of the best weekends ever. At the moment I live about one and a half hour away from the beautiful Maltatal, so it was just logical for me to spend my holidays at “home” and go bouldering in Maltatal. On Friday I warmed up a little bit on some easier problems, then started the day by reclimbing the standing start to “Emotional Landscapes” (8C), the stand is about 8A+. I also checked out the lower moves a little bit but it got too warm quite early and I also had another goal in my mind. I wanted to try “Bügeleisen” (8B+) but I had to wait for the sun to go down. So I decided to try some other problems till the conditions get better. A few friends of mine tried a nice 7C called “Soft Skills”, after some beta from Michl I was able to flash it. After that, it got too warm to even climb easier problems, at least for me. So I went down to the “BügeleiRead More...

Doing my ticks by Bernard Fielder

  • 01.02.2016- by Moon News
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Last year I continued to play my favourite game. I was running around in the woods searching for virgin lines. I was spending my money on rental cars and flight tickets, to get my hands on golden rock. My daydreams were dedicated to certain structures on certain rocks, which I used to call "Projekts“ at certain times. At other times it was quite tricky for me to tell the gym and my living room apart. To make a 365 day story short I will drop some names and numbers conscious of all the adventures, stories, peoples and moments I fade out by choosing this method.   During the Wintertime I visited the beautiful Areas around Finale and Varrazze two times, but couldn`t sent big numbers. In my Home area „Niemandsland“ in lower Austria I was lucky to climb two hard projects of mine: „Algorythmus“ maybe 8c+ first ascent It`s a proud prow and an extention to „Glasperlenspiel“.  After the Rest in the middle climb direktly on the steep and bouldery prow. Read More...

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